Cotton fields --White bits are cotton pods. Click to enlarge
This part of India is famous for its really beautiful fabric called “Himroo” and “Paithani”. Himroo is an age-old weaving craft. Himroo in its original form is made of silver and gold. The threads of silver and gold were so fine that the final cloth appeared as "GOLD CLOTH".
It is indeed fabric fit for royalty.(Aurangabad was the capital of the last Mughal emperor Aurangazeb, as I mentioned. and the city is full of reminders of this era)
I could not resist buying a saree for my mom. It was so beautiful .What is amazing is that it is hand woved—painstakingly.
I bought this one on the for my mom
You can see a lady, working on her weaving loom, transforming threads of cotton into a work of art.
She is an unknown artist.Nobody knows her or appreciates her.There are hundreds like her. She weaves, she creates. She is forgotten, but what she has created gives so much joy, that lasts a lifetime.This is my salutation and my applause to that silent face in the crowd.